Frank Avruch, a legendary Boston broadcaster and performer for more than 40 years on WCVB Boston, died March 20 at his home in Boston. He was 89. “Frank Avruch was one of the most influential and beloved personalities on Boston television and a cherished member of the Channel 5 family,” said Bill Fine, WCVB president-GM. “Frank’s talent […]
The long-time Hearst executive to oversee broadcast engineering and operations at its Boston ABC affiliate.
Hearst-owned ABC affiliate WCVB Boston (DMA 9) today promoted anchors Emily Riemer and Antoinette Antonio. Their new anchor assignments are effective Monday, Feb. 27. Riemer will co-anchor NewsCenter 5 at 4 PM with Ed Harding and NewsCenter 5 at 5 PM with Ben Simmoneau. She will also continue her medical reporting. Antonio will co-anchor the NewsCenter 5 EyeOpener newscasts […]
The long-time Hearst executive to head all news operations at its Boston ABC affiliate, succeeding Andrew Vrees.
Hearst-owned ABC affiliate WCVB Boston (DMA 9) today named new and expanded anchor/reporter assignments beginning Monday, Nov. 28: Emily Riemer has been named medical reporter for NewsCenter 5 and will continue to co-anchor the weekday EyeOpener newscasts (4:30-7 a.m.) with Randy Price. Erika Tarantal will expand her role to become a regularly contributing reporter/producer for Chronicle while continuing as […]
Hearst Television has hired Kelly Ann Cicalese as a meteorologist at its ABC affiliate WCVB Boston (DMA 8) for the weekend morning EyeOpener newscasts beginning Oct. 22. Cicalese comes to Boston from WSAZ Huntington-Charleston, W.Va., where she’s been the weekday evening meteorologist since December 2013. Previously, she was a part of the weather team at […]
Maria Stephanos joins Hearst-owned ABC affiliate WCVB Boston (DMA 8) as evening anchor beginning Thursday, Feb. 4. A Massachusetts native with more than 25 years of journalism experience as an anchor and reporter in New England, Stephanos will co-anchor NewsCenter 5 at 7 and 11 p.m. with Ed Harding, chief meteorologist Harvey Leonard, and sports […]